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FW: NEWS: DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-Back Sites

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media only: Najma Roberts (DOH) September 28, 2012
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  Media only:                   Najma Roberts (DOH)

      September 28, 2012                                                                                                              202-724-7481

            

        Gwendolyn Crump (MPD)

            202-553-8741

       

        Sarah Neiderer (DC Water)

            202-531-1654

       

      DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-Back Sites

      The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on September 29

       

      Washington, DC – District of Columbia residents will have the option to safely dispose of household medications at drug take-back sites throughout the city. The upcoming “Take-Back” initiative, being held on Saturday, September 29, is an effort to safely collect unused and expired medications and prevent improper drug disposal and distribution.

       

      The DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority are encouraging District residents to participate in this nation-wide effort. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in conjunction with state and local governments, law enforcements, community, and public health organizations will host the drug “Take-Back” initiative for the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland areas. 

       

      The drug “Take-Back” initiative will help educate the public of proper medication disposal methods, as well as offer local take-back collection centers for people wanting to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medicines. Collection centers will be facilitated by the Washington area DEA, who will work with state and local police departments throughout the region to help collect and destroy medications.

       

      The DEA will offer several collection sites this Saturday, September, 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The service is free and anonymous. Below is a list of collection sites in the District of Columbia.

       

      Collection Site

      Address

      FIRST POLICE DISTRICT

      101 M STREET, SW

       

      FIRST DISTRICT SUBSTATION

       

      500 E STREET, SE

      SECOND POLICE DISTRICT

      3320 IDAHO AVENUE, NW

      THIRD POLICE DISTRICT

      1620 V STREET, NW

      THIRD DISTRICT SUBSTATION

      750 PARK ROAD, NW

      FOURTH POLICE DISTRICT

      6001 GEORGIA AVENUE, NW

       

      FIFTH POLICE DISTRICT

      1805

      BLADENSBURG ROAD, NE

      SIXTH POLICE DISTRICT

      100 42ND STREET, NE

      FREDERICK DOUGLAS HOME

      1411 WEST STREET SE

       

      U.S. CAPITOL POLICE HEADQUARTERS

      COLLECTION BOX LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE D STREET DOOR

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      U.S. CAPITOL POLICE SERGEANT APRIL ARANYOSI

       

       

      119 D STREET, NE

       

      UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

       

      4200 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW

      BUILDING 39/ROOM C-04

      WISCONSIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH

      3920 ALTON PLACE, NW

      BOLLING AFB EXCHANGE

      195 CHAPPIE JAMES BLVD

       

       

      Search additional locations near you or view this searchable map. For more information on Take-Back Day, visit www.dea.gov  

       

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      Plan TODAY for what’s on the way.  September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.  To learn how to prepare & to sign up for critical emergency alerts, go to www.72hours.dc.gov.

        


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